ERIC Number: ED479012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Education Watch: North Dakota. Key Education Facts and Figures. Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity. From Elementary School through College.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This report compares North Dakota's reading and mathematics performance on the most recent administrations of the state assessment with performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). To indicate how North Dakota is doing in narrowing the academic achievement gap between poor and non-poor students, the report presents NAEP data by family income. The report presents other state-level data on K-college education, including demographic distribution across each educational level, participation and success in Advanced Placement, percentage of students taking high-level courses, school funding gaps, and high school and college graduation rates. In 2000-2001, 34 percent of all 4th graders were proficient or above on the state's reading assessment. North Dakota did not participate in the 1998 NAEP 4th grade reading assessment. Also in 2000-2001, 48 percent of all 8th graders were proficient or above on the state's mathematics assessment. From 1990-2000, the gap in North Dakota between white and Native American students on the NAEP 8th grade math assessment narrowed by 14 points. North Dakota had the second smallest poor/non-poor achievement gap in NAEP 8th grade math in 2000. Native American students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement (AP) exam taking, while Asian American students take then at a high rate. Nearly 60 percent of North Dakota's high school students enroll in college, compared to 54 percent nationwide. Native American students graduate from the state college at a much lower rate than students from other groups. Nearly one in six North Dakota secondary classes are taught by teachers lacking a major or minor in the field. Districts with higher child poverty rates and higher minority enrollments have the fewest state and local dollars to spend per student. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement, American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Graduation, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Skills, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Poverty, Racial Differences, Reading Skills, Special Needs Students, State Aid, State Standards, Student Placement, Teacher Competencies, White Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress